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. the states in red are the states that cbs news projects will be carried by mitt romney. let's have a look at those quickly. the state of indiana cbs news projects will go to mitt romney and the state of kentucky cbs news projects will go to governor romney. and so far tonight we have projected president obama the winner of the state of vermont. that is all we have at the moment. all the other state state wheree polls have closed we simply don't have enough information yet to make a projection on those states. will barack obama get a second term? or will mitt romney become the 45th president? will the democrats be able to hold on to the senate or will the republicans take control? we're about to find out. it's election night on cbs. changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> the stock market has rebounded. our assembly lines are humming again. we are moving forward! >> i want more jobs! my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs! >> i don't want your vote because of what i have done, i want your vote because of what i'm going to do. >> this campaign is growing, the momentum is building. >>
>> cbs news election night coverage continues. here again is scott pelley. >> the polls have just closed in three more states in this presidential election including the swing state, everybody will be watching tonight the state of ohio and another swing state, north carolina. no projections in either of those states or in virginia yet. another big battleground state, but let's look at the polls that the presidential race map as it stands right now. the state that you see in blue, the state of vermont, is the president's first win today. mitt romney, we project, will be the winner in indiana, kentucky, and in west virginia. the states that you see in white are states where the polls had now closed, but we do not yet have enough information on which to base a projection. as we were saying, mitt romney has just picked up the state of west virginia. now, you may be looking at this and saying, wait a minute, that shows us that none of the vote has been counted. how can you say that mitt romney has won west virginia? well, all of our cbs news projections tonight will be based on the vot
. january crawford, cbs news, yardly, pennsylvania. >> jeff: it takes 270 electoral votes to capture the white house. and our political director john dickerson has been mapping out possible ways to win for both campaigns. john, good evening. what does it look like tonight? >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. of that magical 270, if you look at the states that are very likely or presumed to go to barack obama, he starts with about 327 electoral votes in his column. governor romney starts with about 191. with that kind of head start, there are about 430 possible routes to victory for barack obama. for mitt romney there are far fewer, about 76 or so routes. that means the easiest way for barack obama to get to the magical 270 would be to win florida and then any of the other eight battleground states. for governor romney it is harder. he would have to win florida, north carolina, virginia, ohio and then one remaining battleground state in order for him to get to 270. >> jeff: there seems to be an increasing discussion or speculation that governor romney could win the popular vote but
our campaign 2012 team begins now. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from cbs news election headquarters. >> pelley: good evening. there is no more important day on the american calendar than this one: election day. voters in every state are choosing a president after one of the tightest races ever. in just a few hours, we could know whether barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan cr
their kids and running and it's just crazy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it is the final day of a campaign that has lasted more than a year and after all those speeches, tv ads, door knocking and fundraising, tomorrow's presidential election is so close it will be won or lost in a few swing states. a "usa today" gallup poll of 12 battleground states finds the race to be a dead heat. today president obama and mitt romney are off on an intense final day blitz of those critical states. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is it. these two candidates have one more day to make their promises attack each other, they got to be tired but looking at them over the weekend they are still going strong. president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also in ohio mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossi
according to cbs news.com there are still a couple hundred thousand votes separating the two men as president obama has taken the electoral college votes. >> let's take a look at what is happening below the presidential ballot line. so many key issues across the nation and key positions at stake. >> yeah. some interesting things going on. one of the most closely watched senate races. elizabeth warren has won against scott brown in massachusetts. that is mitt romney's home state and he lost there tonight as well. in missouri, claire mac cast skill cast kill retained her seat. in indiana, that republican congressman who made headlines by appearing to suggest that rape could be part of god's plan. richard mourdock lost. in connecticut, linda mcmahon who spent millions of her own money lost to democrat chris murphy. colorado, a marijuana leaguization initiative -- legalization initiative is doing well there. its supporters cannot exhale yet. still more votes to be counted. in massachusetts some marijuana piece of ledgelation is also doing well. -- legislation is also doing well. demo
. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pel >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of just one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memories and contemplating the future. the insurance industry estimates economic losses from the storm at $50 billion. second only to hurricane katrina. more than three million homes and businesses are still without power as the nights grow colder. in parts of new york and new jersey, there's high anxiety as the gas gauge drops to empty and the lines go on for hours. this evening, new york city's mayor reversed himself and canceled sunday's new york city marathon. his hand forced b
and personal life. then the chairman of cbs news talks about the future of journalism and network news. later, ted koppel on democracy and the media. >> your career officers, you changed this army so that it became a volunteer army. go and find your soldiers in the labor market. go find in the villages and towns in america. over five or six years, we created an absolutely splendid force of young men and women who are willing to serve their country as volunteers, and they had the same tradition, the same culture, the same loyalty and dedication as any other generation of americans who have ever gone before. they prove themselves in the gulf war, the panama invasion, and they have proved themselves in the last 10 years in iraq and afghanistan. the thing we have to keep in mind is something president lincoln said in his second inaugural address. you care for those who have borne the battle. that means never forget they are carrying the american spirit, they are carrying the american traditions with them. when they get injured, when they get hurt, or when they just come back to be -- -- reintegra
of the impacto group. and our own cbs news elections director anthony salvanto. we're coming to the end of the campaign 2012, and we've got it all on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. most of the country is looking forward to election day, or at the least, looking forward to the campaign being over. but in large parts of the northeast, it is still the aftermath of the storm that is in the forefront of many people's thoughts. at least 110 are dead, more than 2 million are still without power. close to 1 million in new york city alone. 80% of new york city subway service has been restored, but it may be days before gas shortages are rer stored and the national guard has been called in to keep order at gas stations. the storm has caused an estimated $20 billion in damages, plus an estimated $50 billion in economic losses to the region. the state of new jersey was hit hardest, and for more on that, we're going to ben tracy in tuckerton beach, good morning, ben. >> reporter: goo
. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> one last sandy item. this is time lapse video of new york during the storm. you can see how windy it is. and then you can also see the precise moments on the power when it went out in lower manhattan. >>> and the power is still out to thousands of homes and the businesses there. new york's power company will expect much of it to be back on by tomorrow. >>> we're proud to announce that our parent company, they have contributed $1 million to the american red cross. in addition, cbs corporation will match any contribution made by its employees here to nissanty-related relief effort, by making additional contributions to the american red cross. >>> as for the presidential race, the biggest campaign event on the schedule today was the monthly jobs report. nationwide they added 171,000 jobs in october. but with more americans looking for work, the unemployment rate moved up slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. some more numbers for you. yes, you are looking at nate silver's political calculus blog at the new york times. maybe you check it out every day. maybe we would just turn
tomorrow. susan mcginniss, cbs news, washington. >>> today a fairfax county judge is expected to offer a ruling on a lawsuit over new rules when it comes to poll workers in virginia. the rule stipulates that poll watchers cannot leave their seats or talk to voters inside the voting sites. both parties have poll watchers which are typically there to answer questions about ballots. >>> more than 5 2,000 dcvoters voted early. early voting turnout was more than double those in 2010. >>> at 4:35, here's a look at some other things making news now. a preliminary report on the deadly crash of an atlanta police helicopter is due out this week. saturday night the chopper hit the top of a power line pole before crashing onto the street. two officers on board were killed. they were searching for a nine-year-old run away, who was later found unharmed. >>> an absolutely awful story out of pittsburgh. the death of a three-year-old boy at the pittsburgh zoo is now under investigation. a toddler fell into the exhibit for african dogs. 11 dogs surrounded this little boy and attacked and killed him. inv
puts out the rothenberg political reports. anthony salvanto is the cbs news political director. he's the director of elections. anna greenberg is a senior vice president of the democratic polling firm greenberg, quinlan, and roster upon and last but not least our old friend larry sabato, the political guru of the university of virginia center for politics. stewart, let me talk to you. and you i talked last week. >> we did. >> schieffer: you said, don't look at me. i have no idea who is going to win. and this is what you do for a living. right now, how do you think this thing is breaking on this last weekend? >> i think the popular vote looks even or close to even, bob. i think anybody would be crazy to confidently predict how that's going to go. i still think the electoral college is easier for the president to get to 270. it's not impossible for governor romney, but all the pieces have to fit together for him. there are a number of must-win states so it's more difficult. >> schieffer: talk a little bit about that. why? >> when you look at the differences between the national polli
balancing work and personal life. then, the chairman of cbs news talks about the future of journalism and network news. >> you changed this army so it becomes a volunteer army -- go and find your soldiers in the labour market. find them in the villages and towns of america. and we did that. over a period of five or six years, we created a splendid force of young men and women who are willing to serve their country as volunteers. and they had the same tradition, the same culture, the same loyalty and dedication as any other generation of americans ever had before. they proved themselves in the gulf war, the panama invasion, they prove themselves in the last 10 years in iran and afghanistan. -- ira afghanistanq . the theme we have to keep in mind is something that lincoln said -- care for those, the widow and children, to care -- it means never forget that they are carrying the american spirit. they are carrying the american tradition with them. when they get injured, when they get hurt, when they just come back to be integrated into society, we have to be waiting to care for them, not
election coverage begins with the "cbs evening news" beginning at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon and we'll bring you local updates twice an hour and if you can't get to a tv election results streaming live on cbssf.com. >>> new at 5:00 a former san jose principal found guilty for failing to report suspected child sexual abuse by a teacher. jurors saying the principal did not want to believe such an ugly thing was true. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez is live outside the courthouse. len. >> reporter: elizabeth, i'm not sure if this has landmark status but this is certainly a very important case when it comes to mandatory reporters. those are the people who are in positions of responsibility to report crimes against children such as molest cases or abuse cases. now, in this case, the principal of o.b. whaley elementary school school lyn vijkayendran was found guilty for failing to report a suspected case of molestation that she knew about. craig chandly allegedly blindfolded and molested young girls in his classroom. after a parent reported her suspicions, vijkayendran confronted chandler but accepted
, as many experts predicted it was ohio that put the president over the top late last night. >> cbs news estimates mr. obama has won 303 electoral votes to 206 for mitt romney. florida is still too close to call. as predicted the popular vote is much closer, about 50% of americans voted for the president while 48% chose romney. we have complete election coverage this morning beginning with nancy cordes in chicago. she covered president obama's victory speech which was just a few hours ago. nancy good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah and charlie. the race ended up just about where the obama campaign had been predicting. they swept nearly all the battleground states so they won many of them by razor thin margin. the president returned to washington today to begin the hard work of repairing frayed relationships with the other side, after a bruising often petty campaign. it was well after midnight when the president, vice president and their families hugged and waved to supporters from the stage at mccormick place, after president obama declared victory. >> tonight more than
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it looks like when new yorkers lose the subway system we all rely on. >> on "cbs this morning." >> how hard is it to drain sea water from 20 miles of subway tunnels? put some sham wows down there. we have the technology. put some sham wows down there. we have the technology. please! captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. you can see how hurricane sandy has destroyed property and lives. now being blamed for 92 deaths in the united states. >> some 3.8 million utility customers in 13 states are still without electricity. most of them in new york and new jersey. new estimate says sandy will cause $50 billion in damage to the economy. that makes it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history, after hurricane katrina. >> nearly half of new york city's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in
: senator mark warner thank you for spending time with us. back to you, derek. >> we will note that cbs news has already called a from you races, they giffinin and kentucky to mitt romney and vermont to president obama no. surprises there. they're also giving vermont to the incumbent senate bernie sanders and again, it was expected. we will have more after this. did you know that getting up and getting active for just 60 minutes a day is all it takes to help you get stronger, look better, and feel great? or that fresh fruits and veggies aren't just healthier and crunchier, they can taste better, too? eating better and getting more active is easier than you think. (all) yeah! keep watching for some fun and easy ways to discover the magic of healthy living in your life. america... (all) let's get healthy together! (cheering) ♪ >>> we have been telling you all day about the long lines at some polling sites and get this, we're hearing a polling spot in woodbridge, virginia, the line is so long folks could be waiting three hours just to cast their ballots. that location is potomac middle school
nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> virginia is, of course, one of those states that could go either way on tuesday. both candidates are trying to reach voters in every demographic. tonight surae chinn reports the campaigns today focused on asian voters in northern virginia. >> reporter: the weather very good today, says ben romney, trying to connect with his chinese audience. the gop dispatched romney's son to annandale. >> we hope they will come out and support my dad and paul ryan and put us over the top here in virginia. >> i really expect mitt romney to win a close race in virginia. >> reporter: not too far away in the heart of the vietnamese community in falls church, tim kaine you remembered asian americans to get out to vote. governor mitt romney may have a tougher sell among asian voters because of his strong stance on china and trade relations. >> trade relations with china could be changed from its current status. >> reporter: a woman in the crowd asked romney about his father's unfriendly comments. >> my concern is that he wants to appeal to the chinese american community
president obama said. immediately following the deadly assault. cbs news has released another segment of its interview with the president. conducted one day after the murder of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. >> this morning, you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrornist connection with the libya attack. >> i can't believe this was a terrorist attack. >> it's too early to know exactly how this came about. what group was involved. it was an attack on americans. we are going to be working with the libyan government to make sure that we bring folks to justice. one way or the other. >> bret: that was not seen before. this afternoon, republican senator lindsey graham said this video from cbs news which only came to light yesterday, what did it play -- would vit played an important role of putting the record in straight and put together the false narratives the obama administration tried to create? >> no grapevine tonight to bring you more campaign news. when we come back, we check in with the reporters in the big battleground state with hours to go before polls o
what happened on this. >> jon: cbs news releases more about what he thought about the benghazi attack but is it proof that cbs was helping the white house hide the truth. now the election come and gone, what do americans and late night comics have to look forward to. >> how do you repay me? four more years. >> jon: on the panel this week, judy miller, cal thomas, jim pinkerton and columnist kirsten powers. i'm jon scott. fox too news watch is on right now. >>> i wish all of them. particularly first lady and their daughters. this is time of great challenges for america. [ applause ] >> i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. [ applause ] >> tonight in this election you, the american people reminded us while our world has -- our road has been hard and journey been long we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> jon: that the way election night ended. so considering it all, jim, after more than a year long campaign, it's over? did it fit the media narrative?
slamming new york city. >> few more days and no power new york might get weird. >> on cbs "this morning." >> speaking foreign language >> when your city is flooding that's as bad as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. >>> welcome to cbs "this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york, norah o'donnell is in washington. the extent of superstorm sandy's damage has become clearer and more alarming, five a day. this morning sandy is blamed for 75 deaths in ten states. and about 5 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city many subway and commuter trains are now running and the city has put restrictions on drivers trying to get into manhattan. drivers also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. this morning hundreds of thousands of people along the new jersey shore are facing months even years of rebuilding. jeff glor is in things where president obama saw the power of sandy for himself on wednesday. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning to you. 14 are dead in new jersey but there is increasing concern that as more homes are searched
first responders will be on hand only telling cbs news there will be adequate detail to secure and barricade the 26 mile race through new york's five boroughs. the effort is joined by some 8,000 volunteers. it will be a good thing for the city post-sandy. >> reporter: anil bhambhani manages a new york athletic store. he likens this year's race to the one he ran after 9/11. >> big sense of pride and accomplishment for new yorkers. >> reporter: molly pritz wouldn't be kept away but training presents its own challenge. central park has been closed to clear debris. 4 athlete tons the now overcrowded streets of the city. clean up crews are working to make all the pavement passable. still participants will get a good glimpse of the devastation along the route. sanitation workers are clearing the starting line on staten island where some residents are still missing. in brooklyn the runners will pass buildings submerged days ago. in queens within ten miles of the neighborhood that lost 100 homes to fire and flood. the race will end in manhattan after heading briefly through the bronx w
few moments, cbs news has projected that president obama would carry the state of ohio and with that, the president has amassed more than the 270 electoral votes necessary to win. repeating now the president has won re-election. this is the presidential race map as it stands right now. 270 electoral votes needed to win. president obama has 274. that is it. it is done. this is the scene in chicago at the president's victory rally. as you can see, quite a large crowd, quite an enthusiastic crowd, having just gotten the news that the president has been elected to another four year term. bob schaffer. >> president obama, despite the state of the economy, has become the first president re- elected since fdr with an unemployment rate this high. >> it's a remarkable victory, and i must say it is a tribute to the strategists on president obama's campaign team. while mitt romney mitt was talking about how he was the expert on the economy, they said every hour we're not talking about the economy and jobs is an hour lost. while they were doing that, the abam ma team was going into the battlegro
20 miles of subway tunnels? you have the technology! please. >>> welcome to "cbs morning news." i'm charlie o'donnell. norah o'donnell is in washington. >>> the storm is now blamed for at least 92 deaths in the united states. >> some 3.8 million utility customers in 13 states are still without electricity. most of them in new york and new jersey. a new estimate shows sandy will cost $50 million in damage to the economy. that makes it the second most expensive storm in history after hurricane katrina. >> nearly half of new york city's deaths happened on staten island. secretary of state janet napolitano will be there today. anna werner is there. >> reporter: good morning. homes are destroyed. the storm threw cars like toys. that's what it looks like all down this street yet many residents say they believe they've been ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten borough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we could have died! we couldn't breathe! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claimi
up in the morning and doing what i need do. >> reporter: ann notarangelo cbs 5 eyewitness news. >> and the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. if you have an absentee ballot, do not put it in the mail. drop it off at a polling place or at the registrar's office tomorrow. >>> they are burning jet fuel and the midnight oil. it's so close, president obama and mitt romney are still fighting for every vote in the 11th hour. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on what we can expect in the last few hours. >> reporter: expect a scramble for every vote and potentially a legal fight if this election is close as it's expected to be. there's so much at stake in this presidency, our economy, healthcare, and possibly supreme court justice appointments? >> so we've broken election day down hour by hour. here's what to watch for tomorrow. >> reporter: in a last-ditch effort republican nom mitt romney has just added two more campaign stops on election day. cleveland ohio he needs to wind presidency and pittsburgh, pennsylvania. two places to catch closely. what can you expect? at 4 p.m. pac
. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigned, saying he had exercised bad judgment and had an affair. cbs news and several other agencies have now confirmed that the f.b.i. got on to this after a third woman told them she had received threatening e-mails from the woman he has reported to have had the affair with. so i guess i would just simply start, do you have any additional information to any of this? >> no, not really. i was just as surprised and from a national point of view, general petraeus turned around iraq. we were losing in iraq when he took over. we had it in awe good spot. unfortunately, i think the obama administration fumbled the ball with iraq. but he t
. >>> cbs news political director john dickerson and major garrett have been with us throughout this campaign. welcome. exciting race. >> indeed it is. >> let me start with john. what's the possible pathway for governor romney? >> well let's start context. if we look at the map and we assign those states that are red states and blue states to the two candidates, president obama starts with 237, romney starts with 191. the president already has a head start. and that means that if you look at the possible scenarios, president obama has about 431 ways he can get to 270, romney has 76. romney's best possible scenario for him is he wins florida, we'll give florida to him and ohio, 18 electoral votes. 15 in north carolina and that's giving him 13 in virginia. still not there yet. 266. this gives you a sense of how even the easiest path for romney is a tough path. he could rhine the remaining states even new hampshire, it's four electoral votes. but that gets him then to 270. that's his easiest path. >> obama? >> let's have john help me out. the easiest path for the president is win f
a story and cbs news, also. so other news networks and organizations are starting to dig in. so we might see a change on this, senator. >> i hope so. i menged, how can they explain that a counter-terrorism security group, especially designed to convene and coordinate actions of government, in cases of terrorist attack, they toll them to stand down. how do we know that? people who are part of that organization are mad as hell because they weren't convened. and they didn't act. while american lives were in danger. >> greta: well, if this story persist, it is because we are not getting answers and the administration hasn't. i would be glad to put this story to rest so we can all move o. but, senator, thank you, sir. dick morris has a prediction about the outcome of the election. what is it? good evening. erch says it's neck and neck, but your prediction is different? >> it is not neck and neck. it's a few laps, i think... romney is going to win by 5 to 10 points in the popular vote. i think he is going to win the electoral vote by something like 310-220. i think he will carry -- this is wan
to you. you have the power. >> reporter: a power voters will exercise tomorrow. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> it is important to note it's now too late to send your ballot by mail. it has to arrive to be counted by 8:00 tomorrow evening so check with your registrar of voters office in your county for information on drop-off locations. and, of course, stay with cbssf.com and cbs 5 for election coverage with live results from around the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area, as well. >>> more subways are running in new york city this morning a week after superstorm sandy slammed the city. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for their cars and generators. power is slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. over the weekend, many people got their first look at their devastated neighborhoods. >> the only thing we had was the clothes on our backs and just grabbed our animals and ran, not expecting to come back to nothing. [ crying ] >> part of our house is across the street, our couch two streets
all together. >> so you, lou dobbs, take the exact opposite stance that cbs news radio takes? exactly the opposite? >> imagine that. >> but look, come on now, cbs radio goes out to thousands of radio stations, people like me listen to it in their car or when you get up, this and that. you respect -- are a respected economic reporter. you say i don't think it's logical. >> you know they have to spin it the president's way. >> what it portrays a lack of understanding what is happening here and the numbers tell the story. this is a workforce in this country of over 135 million people. we see a net change within that of 171,000 people in one month. it takes about 150,000 of them to just keep up with population growth and suddenly there's economists on the air of cbs that say this is a broad-based change in direction. it is not. it's an improve men, a slight improvement if anything at all, and that's the fact of the matter. >> okay. so you say, and i'm sure with all due respect. >> surely. i like that respect word. >> that the economists, they chose, cbs chose, a guy named hoffman, that he
in its assessment of the news. but i knew when the economic data came out today cbs would report it this way. >> the labor department's october employment report, the last big reading on the economy before election day shows stronger than expected job gains. but more people were look for work last month and that pushed unemployment a te higher to 7 .9%. still a pickup of 171,000 jobs is significant. economist stewart hoffman calls it the real deal. >> a good gain in jobs, a widespread gains, this isn't a fluke, it's a genuine improvement in the jobs market. >> in a moment lou dobbs will tell us if he agrees with that point of view. here is what is really happening. unemployment ticked up to 7.9%. however, there were more jobs available in october. in fact, the workforce rose by 578,000 americans. that's good. the reason unemployment went up is because more americans are now looking for jobs because more jobs are becoming available. the bad news is that unemployment among african americans jumped almost a full percentage point from 13.4% to 14.3%. that is a disaster. also, the rea
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